Behind goals from Olivia Vaughn and Emily Langenderfer, the Eagles came away from Starkville with a win and a second straight season with an unbeaten run in non-conference play.
Senior forward Francesca Venezia broke a scoreless deadlock in the 60th minute, and Sam Smith added an insurance goal late as BC moved to 6-0 on the year with a win over the Wildcats.
Last winter, Boston College women’s soccer saw its leading scorer, Sam Coffey, transfer to Penn State. Then, in the leadup to the 2019 campaign, the Eagles lost Jenna Bike and Kayla Duran—two other players who were expected to be key pieces of their attack—to season-ending injuries. Needless to say, there were some questions about how…
Despite the ACC Midfielder of the Year transferring from the program and losing two starters to season-ending injuries, the Eagles and first-year head coach Jason Lowe are confident going into this season.
BC needed a win over Pittsburgh and a loss by either Louisville or Virginia and got both of them, rolling to a 7-0 shutout of the visiting Panthers while the Cardinals fell to Virginia Tech around the same time.
The Eagles have plenty of returners—including two that’ve recovered from injuries that cost them all of 2017—and an impressive recruiting class that bodes well for the 2018 campaign.